Monday, April 06, 2020

RIP - DAVID RITCHIE

An important part of the Glasgow music fraternity. I'm genuinely saddened to hear this. Davie released the Wreckless Eric cover of "Sweet Jane" on his Vibrascope label.

My condolences to Donna and his friends and family.




SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN!



Sunday, April 05, 2020

At this point, Amy should be in Hull for a show tonight...



FROM DIEGO'S BASEMENT TO YOUR BUNKER!

                       

   
   

       
       
       
       
            Sigamos bailando




WATCH OUT, THE WORLD'S BEHIND YOU!

Thursday, April 02, 2020

CURRO'S MADRID!

I was really looking forward to seeing this in real time but that's not happening under the circumstances. So come take a virtual walk around the exhibit with me. 

Click the image of what could well be the coolest cinema in the world.


DANGER EVERYBODY! AND NOT JUST FOR WILL ROBINSON!!


If you’re here for a tune during my facebag isolation period then welcome, I shall endeavour to post something every day provided I’m in a condition to do so. This is a far from essential service but it might entertain you. And for now I’m going to refrain from people who died.

But the name of the act is very apt for the occasion. This fine wee combo ought to kick off this strand just right.


Tuesday, March 31, 2020

LIKE JONI MITCHELL SAID...

WITH LOVE FROM CANADA!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020

RIP - DANNY MIHM




Danny Mihm at
Hurrah, NY 1979

Photo by Tom Bessoir
Brother Don on Danny...

First time I saw him was at the Whisky a Go Go in 1979 when I travelled all the way to California from NY just to see the Groovies.  Roy Loney and the Phantom Movers opened those shows and I was amazed at what Danny could do with a small drum kit.  That kit got smaller and smaller over the years.  By the time I saw him last maybe 20 years later, at a dive on Haight Street, again with Roy, he was down to a snare, kick and high hat. 

But that was all he needed.  His signature snare rolls never ceased to excite.  

A lot of people don't realize that Danny not only played on classics like Teenage Head and Slow Death, but also You Tore Me Down and Shake Some Action. One time in the 80's, I ran into Danny right on my street.  I dragged him back to my place and played him The Trip * demo. First thing he said:  "It sounds just like the Groovies!" Mission accomplished. 

Danny Mihm was, to my mind, one of the greatest rock n roll drummers ever. Tremendously underrated.  

SEVENTEEN MINUTES WITH BOBBY Z

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Sunday, March 08, 2020

ANOTHER MAN DOWN...



RIP - GILDAS COSPEREC

Sorry to hear about the exit of a lifetime supporter of rock n' roll. 

I never met Gildas in 'real life' but we fought on the same side for forever. Always a bummer to hear about the good guys reducing in number. My condolences to his family and friends. He was a big supporter of my endeavours over the years. 

If you're not aware of his position with regard to 'all this' then head over to Dig It! for a crash course.

DAD'S DANCEHALL


Professor of Costellology, Kjell Magnusson found himself in Glasgow as part of his ongoing pursuit of Wee Declan McManus. Always good to see this guy and he gifted me a copy of this fantastic hardback book that he and his associates have assembled. It’s called No Action but I’d sat there was quite a bit of action in the 12 months it documents regarding activity in a Malmo venue called Dad’s Dancehall. 

It’s so important that places like this are remembered and this is a labour of love to be sure. There are Ramones pictures in there that you haven’t seen so that should be enough for some of you to take notice. Do it now because there is unlikely to be a reprint.

The info is in Swedish but if you send an email to info@bilderisyd.se then overseas order info will be supplied. (click the image)

MARK THE DATE CLOSEST TO YOU ON YOUR DOCKET!


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Sunday, February 23, 2020

GO KENNY!

RUBBER TO BURN!

Is punk deid? Or does it just sometimes smell funny? The Phobics are often lumped in that particular pigeonhole but what they are is an archetypal rock n roll ensemble. It’s  a common mistake though and perhaps there’s a hint of a resemblance to that 40 year old plus neighbourhood disturbance but truly what they do bucks any trend brought upon by nostalgia. They belt out the truth with no small amount of love without giving a hoot about what purists or your average thumbheid (of which I’m one in the haircut department). Their joyous racket must surely appeal to anybody with an ear for rambunctious pub tuneage. 

Short, sharp and bloody furious, these Phobic fellas might well boot your jaded arse into action because you plain figured that this stuff wasn’t made anymore. “Whatever Comes My Way” is as good as anything yon alleged ‘last band that mattered’ ever recorded while the title track borders on pushing Scandinavian Rock to the man. 

As good solid rackets go of the sound variety - not the ongoing fleecing - the band is steeped in the stuff it takes to crank out anthems that might just restore your faith in a band’s ability to give you a good-natured slap about the hearing gear. The band is incapable of putting a foot wrong to my mind. they’re doing it for themselves. I can tell you from experience that you’ll have no finer time than to witness them in a London boozer or some other such hostelry.

"Burning Rubber" is something I hope these fellas will continue to do for a bloody long time to come. You can get a copy of this (CD only for now) direct from them if you drop a line to Tom via malonecrossley@aol.com. Ten quid postpaid in the UK but tell him where you are and he’ll sort you out.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Sunday, January 26, 2020

ROY TRIBUTE IN SF


THE STEMS ON RTVE 3!

                       

   
   

       
       
       
       
            The Stems




Saturday, January 25, 2020

INTRODUCING JACK CRUZ


Did you watch What Did Jack Do? yet? 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Friday, January 10, 2020

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

THE SPEEDWAYS - IT'S A (DOUBLE) HIT



Thursday, January 02, 2020

SYD STRAW AND THE SKELETONS REMEMBER CBGB's AND THE REVELONS!